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Smoking Weakens a Gene That Protects Arteries

Smoking Weakens a Gene That Protects Arteries

May 2017

Cigarette smokers may boost their risk of clogged heart arteries by weakening a gene that otherwise protects these important blood vessels, researchers have found. "This has been one of the first big steps towards solving the complex puzzle of gene-environment interactions that lead to coronary heart disease," said study lead author Danish Saleheen, PhD.

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